Month: July 2018

Hosea Bible Study Part 2

Hosea Bible Study Part 2

    Welcome back, this has been the longest two weeks of my life. I am just kidding! I am excited about how many ladies are doing this study at our church alone. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts and heart on this. Let us […]

Baby Love Gender Reveal!

Baby Love Gender Reveal!

    I’ve never done a gender reveal before…not that this one was crazy special! haha It was fun though! Next time we do it I think we will make it a surprise for Caleb and I too! We both knew what we were having, […]

Repurposed Furniture

Repurposed Furniture

One thing I really enjoy is repurposing old furniture! I can remember as a teenager striping old furniture with my Gram and Pap at their house. My sister Natalie and I repurposed an old oil bench and turned it into a beautiful kitchen island. (Which my parents sold with our house in Mt. Union, PA! 🙁 I do not have any pictures of that island!) I have always enjoyed a good DIY project and these are a few of the projects I did before I got married.

I got this shelf at a place called G&R. If you like to look at old furniture and little “nick nacks,” or are looking for some odd and end pieces for a project, G&R is a great place to see if they have what you need! I bought this solid wood shelf for $10 and the pallet wood I got for free. I took the back off the shelf and sanded the shelf down to the original wood. Then I painted the shelf white leaving the top natural wood to match the pallet wood. I “distressed” the white, then cut the pallet wood and attached it to the back of the shelf! This shelf is now in my living room!

This church pew project is by far one of my favorites! We had someone give our family three solid wood OLD church pews! They are beautiful and I knew I wanted one! I also knew I was not going to get a 10ft church pew in by little apartment. I decided to take off one end of a pew, cut it down to the size I wanted and reattach the end of the pew! I will admit, my amazing carpenter of a father 😉 helped me with this project. It did take some hard work to put the end back on the pew, because of the original craftsmanship. Once we got it together, I had to remove all the gum (not a joke) and original stain from the pew. I stripped and sanded is down and restained the wood! I love the finished project and was worth every hour of the hassle! It sits in our entryway and my husband sits on it SEVERAL times a day!

This was also a G&R find. I don’t remember how much I paid for it, but I don’t spend a lot of money on used furniture, so I am guessing between $10-$15! This project was fairly easy. I just sanded it down to the original wood and painted the bottom white. I left the top the original wood (to match my shelf) and just put a clear coat on the top to protect the wood. After distressing the white, so some of the original wood could shine through, I called it a day!

    

Projects like these, are fun, rewarding to look at, and save lots of money! I would love to see some of your DIY furniture projects! Currently most of my projects are involving a baby nursery! That room has been full of sewing and wood projects! That post will be coming soon!

 

How To Clean Your Pack N’ Play

How To Clean Your Pack N’ Play

Kimmy and Natalie are pulling all their baby gear out …  while I’m starting to put mine away. Bittersweet feelings for sure! Mother Hen bought me this Pack N’ Play 3 years ago. It has been set up in our living room ever since. I […]

Teaching Children the Bible

Teaching Children the Bible

Teaching Children the Bible What a responsibility we have, if you are trusted with educating children in a school setting or church setting! I’m going to be talking about a church setting today. Two hours a week, is all the time, some children will be […]

Olivia’s Weekend!

Olivia’s Weekend!

My Weekend!

So it started off with working on Friday which let’s be serious no matter how much you love your job you just love your weekend’s of being with family!

It was my Mother Hen’s Birthday on Saturday so I woke up and gave her a hug and wished her a Happy Birthday then got ready to go to our Phillipsburg Church to pass out free coffee and doughnuts during Phillipsburg festival along with us was our missionaries from our Bible Baptist Church in Tyrone. Honestly, it wasn’t planned for them to be with us but through a series of events it happened and we LOVED IT!

 

 

Side note I really want this dog!!!

Saturday Night we went to see a Pastor friend we know race but before that, we have a tradition with our family that on your birthday you get to eat out wherever you want so with it being my mom’s birthday her favorite restaurant is Red Robin so before we went to the races to watch Andrew race we went to Red Robin and ate some burgers MY FAVORITE! Then went to Red Rock Raceway in Claysburg to watch Andrew race it was a lot of fun and what makes it more enjoyable is knowing someone who races!

Learning about the cart and about all the races!

My dad was in his heyday helping out!

Waiting for the race to start and melting away!! It was super hot and muggy!

In the Lead!

All of us at the end of the night!

 

Sunday Funday, in my opinion, every Sunday you get to spend hearing God’s Word and being with your church family is one of the best Sunday’s you can have! One thing I help out within my church along with some other thing’s is helping in Jr Church and occasionally with Sunday school when a Lady in our church need’s someone to take her place which I happened to do both today and was super glad to be able to help!

Yes, I am in my bare feet when you wear shoe’s that hurt you all morning you take them off during Jr Church!

Hosea Bible Study Part 1

Hosea Bible Study Part 1

    Good morning, afternoon or evening! Are you ready? I mean really? I am so excited about this blog post! I want to let you know from the beginning that this will be the first half of a two-part series. There is a ton […]

DIY Melissa and Doug Set!

DIY Melissa and Doug Set!

I love Mellissa and Doug toys, but some can be pretty expensive! (Some!) Their Cleaning Play Set is something I was seeing and really liked! It retails for $19.99 though! Hannah loves to try and clean with me when I’m sweeping the kitchen or especially […]

Homemade Crunchwrap Supreme

Homemade Crunchwrap Supreme

Our Sundays are CRAZY! My husband and I go to my parents’ every Sunday afternoon for lunch. We have a lunch rotation in place, to relieve my mom of all the cooking. About two months ago, we did a church plant in Philipsburg, PA…so our lunchtime has been shortened! We have had to come up with some quick meals! After we are all assembled at the house, we are left with about forty min to eat and get out the door to head to the next service. This week was my week and I made something I’ve been wanting to try for a long time! Crunchwrap Supremes! They are so quick and easy, and the only thing I did ahead of time, was brown the hamburger on Saturday night. I put the hamburger, water, and seasoning in the crockpot the next morning (on low). The meat was hot and seasoned by the time church was dismissed. All that was left to do is assemble and fry them up on each side for about two minutes. Pictured below are ingredients and how to assemble them: 12” soft tortilla wrap, sour cream, taco meat, nacho chips (you can use regular corn chips or hard shell taco), tomatoes, shredded cheese, nacho cheese, and lettuce. (In that order)                                                                                                                                                                              

Next, you’re going to wrap them up! Below is how to fold them!                                                                                   *Tip! Make sure the Doritos edges are broke off or turned so they don’t poke through when you wrap them up! Ok, next your going to use a frying pan to fry them up in about 2 tablespoons of oil! Lay them with the folds down first and then flip them over, so you seal the edges. Frying them is going to seal them up and make them crispy enough to pick up and eat without falling apart. (You don’t fry them long enough to wilt the lettuce, so don’t worry about that!😉)  I have to give the frying credit to my husband! That was his part!                                        These are my new favorite to replace the traditional taco! They have a few extra ingredients but so yummy and easy to handle while eating! Please do yourself and your family a favor…skip the trip to Taco Bell and make them at home!😁 Enjoy!

     

 

Happy Birthday, America!

Happy Birthday, America!

I love the 4th of July! It has become one of my favorite holidays! We had a few families from our church over for a cookout. It stormed that night, but thankfully we had planned to eat inside! I shared some planning tips on my […]


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